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Gerald Copp

 

September 26, 2019

Gerald Copp

Gerald Copp

Gerald L. "Jerry" Copp passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, September 15th, after a long illness.

He was born on December 2, 1932, to Wilbur and Luella Copp in Colville, Wash. He was the oldest of five children. He grew up in small towns in southeastern Washington state. He met Barbara Ann Cole in high school in Lacrosse Wash. They were married on June 19, 1954, in LaCrosse, while he was attending Washington State University, where he earned his BS in Electrical Engineering. They recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. Their family grew to include three children, Sandy, Larry and Kathy. They moved to the Wenatchee area in 1962, when he started working for the Chelan County PUD. He worked there for 30 years before retiring as the general manager.

He worked hard to give back to the community. He was a Cub Scout leader for his son, a member of the Jaycees, the Lions Club and Rotary. He also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and the Women's Resource Center as well.

After retiring, they enjoyed golfing and travel together. They spent nearly 25 years living in Green Valley, Ariz., in the winter and in Wenatchee the rest of the year. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Don. He is survived by his wife Barbara; his brothers Howard (Martha) and Bob (Nancy); his sister Jan (Terry Nealey); his sister-in-law Karen Copp; and his children, Sandy (Rand Drollman), Larry (Luci) and Kathy Copp as well as five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be given to the Wenatchee Women's Resource Center or a charity of your choice.

 
 

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